Man’s plot foiled to steal $163K in meat from Nebraska Beef

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Artak Medjbarian, 33, of Sherman Oaks, Calif, pleaded guilty to plotting with others to steal $163,000 of meat from Nebraska Beef by impersonating a transport authority from a legitimate company.

Medjbarian and fellow conspirers imitated a freight hauling company in order to receive a shipment of meat from Nebraska Beef. From there, the plan was to escape with the stolen beef. However, workers at Nebraska Beef in Omaha questioned the authenticity of Medjbarian’s documents, leading to his arrest.

He will not receive a sentence until October.

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Jeff Clark    
Indianapolis  |  July, 18, 2013 at 09:43 PM

Congratulations to the staff at Nebraska Beef for being alert and questioning the driver. Unfortunately all to often this is not always the situation and these thieves are able to get away with a stolen shipment. This is only one type of method that cargo thieves use to highjack cargo that is easily sold on the black market within the United States or exported offshore. Shippers and manufactures of any type of product that can easily turn a profit to these guys must be aware of who is transporting their cargo and how those carriers are being vetted. Many times through 3PL companies, they are brokering the shipments to outside carriers, who they themselves may outsource to other carriers. This can become a dangerous situation as now the actual carrier has never been properly vetted by the service provider or the shipper/manufacturer. Our company provides transport security and environmental monitoring for companies during the transport of their products and in conjunction with our exclusive partners, Integrity Security Personnel provide shippers, manufacturers and service providers with the most sophisticated solutions in the market today. We commend the staff at Nebraska Beef they were alert enough to understand proper documentation and to question the driver - Good Job!!

Texas, by God!  |  July, 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

With beef prices so insanely high I believe the average person could shoplift about that much beef and hide it under a sweatshirt. Once you've visited the supermarket you understand how $163K ain't nearly what it used to be.

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